Nirbhaya, the award winning play based on Delhi rape begins its India tour on March 17, 2014

NIRBHAYA (Fearless in Hindi), the award-winning play based on the Delhi rape and the true life experiences of its performers, is beginning its India tour on March 17, 2014. The play took the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 by storm, garnering unprecedented media attention and sweeping up prestigious awards such as the 2013 Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, a prestigious Scotsman Fringe First and a coveted Herald Angel Award.
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Directed by the globally acclaimed Yael Farber, the play is a thought-provoking theatre production. Seven actors (Ankur Vikal, Japjit Kaur, Poorna Jagannathan, Priyanka Bose, Sapna Bhavnani, Sneha Jawale and Rukshar Kabir) comprise the extraordinary ensemble cast of NIRBHAYA. Five of these artists share their own true testimonies, the remaining two performers evoke the key people, while the events of the night of December 16 and what followed in its wake.
NIRBHAYA is a blistering evocation of the events that changed countless lives and a nation. The India tour, made possible through crowd funding and some key partners coming together, comes fresh on the heels of its sold-out London run at Southbank Centre, as part of the Women of the World festival. The India tour of NIRBHAYA is presented by Teamwork Arts. It would not have been possible to bring this show to India if it were not for our Kickstarter donors and our partners: British Council, UN Women, Oxfam, Ford Foundation, South African Airways, GAIL and UNESCO. Time: 7:30 pm (18th-20th March). Where: NCPA, Mumbai. Tickets can be booked at kyazoonga.com/TheatreAndArts/nirbhaya/909/6.

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TaxiForSure.com announces Holi bonanza for its customers

Keeping in mood with the festive spirit of Holi, India’s leading cab aggregator TaxiForSure has announced an exciting offer that enables customers win mobile talk time vouchers and a bumper prize – iPhone 5C. For every cab booked in New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai on taxiforsure.com, the customer will get Rs. 50 talk time voucher (for postpaid & prepaid) while one lucky winner will get an iPhone 5C, according to a press note.
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As part of the scheme, customers will need to use special Holi color codes namely BLUE, PINK, GREEN & YELLOW while booking a cab either on taxiforsure.com  or through its mobile application (for download: http://www.tfs.my/app). One lucky customer among those booking more than twice using different colour codes on the same day stands a chance to win the iPhone 5C. The offer is valid only for rides booked on mobile application or website using the code provided. Each colour code can be used only once per user and will not be valid in conjunction with any other offer. The lucky winner will be announced on March 18, 2014.
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Announcing the new offer, TaxiForSure Co-Founder and Director Aprameya R. said: “The offer will run in multiple cities there-by giving our large customer base a reason to cheer and celebrate Holi in true colorful style. We wish our customers a very happy Holi and thank them for the continued patronage. We are committed to provide reliable, safe and timely cab services”.
TaxiForSure.com is an aggregator of car rentals and taxis in India. The company works with various taxi operators and enables them with technology to ensure that customers get an easily accessible, safe, reliable taxi ride ‘for sure’.  TaxiForSure.com was founded by IIM Ahmedabad graduates Raghunandan G. and Aprameya Radhakrishna in June 2011 in Bangalore. Within a time span of two years the company launched its services in Chennai, Delhi and NCR region and is looking at a presence in 15 cities by the year 2015.
Customers can book local point to point, local packages, outstation and airport transfer taxis, across various car types by logging on taxiforsure.comor by calling 60601010 or over the mobile app. Customers can also book a taxi through Twitter. For more information, visit taxiforsure.com, Follow @taxiforsure on twitter.

Designer Devika Sethi unveils ‘Holi’ collection

Designer Devika Sethi has launched a special colour infused line inspired by the festival of colours – Holi.

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The collection comprises stylish white kurtas which people generally love to wear on this festival. She has also infused interesting embroidery of Gujarat on it.

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You can pair them with jeans or leggings and they ll just make u look perfect this festive. Price Range – Rs 4,000 – Rs 40,000. Availability: Gyans and Studio Devika sethi :

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Plot No. 10, Block 2, basement, Eros Garden Charmwood Village, Surajkund, Faridabad.
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Women take fewer risks online, but take upper hand in web-smarts say a Kaspersky Lab study

To mark International Women’s Day 2014 Kaspersky Lab uncovers the reasons why women behave more safely when using the Internet. A report about sexual differences in online safety behaviour shows that males tend to take a higher frequency of risks, while the female attitude towards security promises a longer life – women live on average six years longer than men do. Studies show that lifestyle has a greater bearing on different life expectations than genes or hormones do.
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According to a European study, women use the Internet just as enthusiastically as men, but they do so in different ways. In cooperation between Kaspersky Lab and the University of Wuerzburg (Germany) a report about sexual differences was developed, the main findings show that men tend to search for entertainment, games and sexual content while women look for communication and interaction with friends or romantic partners.
Professor Dr Frank Schwab, media psychologist at the University of Wuerzburg said: “Twice as many men as women reported different sorts of malware attacks during the period of the study. Girls are expected to be more responsible, obedient, and sexually restrained, thus, depending on one’s gender, certain roles are performed, leading to the stereotype gender differences”. So, who has it right – does greater risk really bring greater reward?
When it comes to taking risks, women are happy to leave this to the men. Why would women put themselves in danger when there are men volunteering to take all the risks? The female way seems to be not only more secure in an online world but also more promising in terms of a long life. Also, the women’s caring characters lead to more communicative and considerate behaviour both online and off. In terms of risk taking, they seem to take the more reasonable, considered path resulting in risk avoidance and a safer way of life.
“There’s an increased risk of infection from visiting certain types of web site – including pornographic and gambling sites.  It’s not the content of these sites per se that makes them less safe, but the fact that they attract high numbers of visitors – and where there are visitors, there will be criminals.
This provides cybercriminals with a large pool of potential victims human psychology also plays into their hands where some of these sites are concerned; victims are typically less willing to complain if they get infected whilst using one of these sites, than say a banking site, or fall victim to a scam, when accessing pornographic content.”, explains David Emm, Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab.
Safety however, remains an important topic for all, but particularly for men, who have a tendency to forget or overlook the risks. In general, anti-virus software should be installed on any device which is connected to the internet.
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide.

Escobar Bandra offers a complementary glass of Sangria/Kamikaze on Women’s Day on March 8, 2014

Escobar, Bandra’s trendiest party destination invites all women this Saturday to indulge in a complementary glass of Sangria/ Kamikaze Shot while they dance the night away.

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Be sure to pamper yourselves this Women’s Day with delectable food, drinks and fun only at Escobar. Address: 199 – VN Sphere Mall, fourth floor, Linking Road, Bandra W, Mumbai – 400 050. Timing: 7:30 pm onwards. Contact Number: 022 4276 0000.

Goa Tourism Carnival 2014 to be celebrated from February 28 to March 4

The Minister for Tourism, Government of Goa, Dilip Parulekar, today announced the plans that the state has drawn up to celebrate Carnaval 2014. The festivities will begin on February 28 with the inauguration of the food and culture festival and wind up on March 4. The Minister also added that this year’s event will be one of the most colourful and vibrant editions of the Carnaval. The event is Goa’s tribute to its diverse population and heritage; it aims to spread a message of peace, unity and harmony, according to a statement issued by GTDC.
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While addressing a gathering of media today he said: “The Goa Carnaval is the highlight of our annual calendar and we want to ensure that this will be an unforgettable experience for locals as well as visitors to the state. Our vision is to see that the Carnaval here becomes as popular as the legendary Brazilian Carnival”.
The Minister also added that Goa Tourism is keen on promoting the state as a place for celebrations. “Goa is a place that induces a contagious celebratory spirit, right from weddings to festivals everything here is celebrated with pomp and fervor. This is why we are also promoting and packaging festivals and events like the Carnaval 2014 followed by Cashew & Coconut Festival, Goa International Travel Mart. Others like Shigmo, Sao Jao, Bonderam and Tirpurari Purnima have some quaint traditions associated with that are a testimony to Goa’s rich history. It is also our effort to preserve the heritage and cultural lineage of our state”.
Parulekar went on to enthusiastically outline the plans for this year’s event and mentioned that the state is geared up to expect and accommodate over 2.5lakh tourists during this time. The Carnaval 2014 commences with a Food and Culture festival on February 28, which will highlight the cuisine and rich legacy of Goa. This festival will also feature participation from other states. To add that element of glamour and excitement to the proceedings, a Brazilian troupe will be especially flown in for an electrifying Samba performance. Prominent musicians including the Raghu Dixit Project, Strings and some famous home-grown bands will perform at the festival too. It is expected that a fashion show and a fire display will also be included in the celebrations. The event also saw actors Jackky Bhagnani and Neha Sharma, who star in the upcoming movie Youngistaan, speaking to the media about their experiences in Goa and association with the Carnaval. Youngistaan  is the official movie partner for Goa Carnaval 2014. What makes the event different this year is that it will feature street performances by musicians at various vantage points across the state, a King Momo contest and increased prize money.
Goa Tourism is also taking measures to ensure that high standards of safety, hygenie and cleanliness are maintained in the state. Nikhil Desai, MD of GTDC, and Director of Tourism, Government of Goa, said: “We have taken measures to ensure 100 per cent safety for everyone and have increased the deployment of police force at tourist spots. We are also in the process of increasing room inventory for tourists”.
This year’s Carnaval will revive the yesteryears’ fervor with larger-than-life décor, mask installations and a Food and Cultural Festival – the biggest of its kind in Goa. Goa Tourism has left no stone unturned to take the 2014 Carnaval experience to a heightened level of excitement and entertainment. The festival, as usual, will feature float parades in four cities such as Panaji, Margao, Vasco and Mapusa. Apart from the float parade, this year’s event will also include a Food and Cultural Festival for the first time where visitors will not only get to taste local Goan Cuisine but also cuisines of 15 other states of India. It will offer visitors the opportunity to experience cuisine and culture through a unique blend of food, fun, local and national live music performances, fashion shows, and entertainment. An element of competition has also been introduced with entries being invited for the King Momo Contest and the cooking competition. This public event recognizes Goa’s diverse population including its vast tourist populace and promotes a message of tolerance, friendship and inclusiveness.

Valentines’ Day: Kingdom of Dreams celebrate the day of love on February 14, 2014

India’s biggest live entertainment destination, Kingdom of Dreams, played Cupid this Saint Valentine’s Day as couples enjoyed an ideal rendezvous to express their heart’s deepest desire to their loved one.

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A blissful candle light dinner was set up in a perfect ambience to celebrate the bond and spirit of love.
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Adding a dose of fun to the evening couples took the love leap in the sky with reverse bungee jumping from an exhilarating 180ft. To mark the celebrations with a dash of Bollywood, Kingdom of Dreams ensured a memorable Valentine’s Day with Jhumroo, the ultimate romantic musical.
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Guests indulged in captivating romantic evening and enjoyed the sizzling fashion show by Amit Talwar Trekaaya, awe-inspiring live performance by band Pratigya and Anatara and live bollywood dance performances.
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Guests celebrated the bond and spirit of love in opulence this year on Valentine’s Day at Kingdom of Dreams. Kingdom of Dreams is a unique initiative by Great India Nautanki Company, a joint venture between Wizcraft International Entertainment, India’s foremost Entertainment and Communication Company and Apra Group of Companies.

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This ambitious concept offers theme-based entertainment experiences of exceptional standards and promotes Indian culture to Indians and visitors from across the globe.
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Spread across acres of land, Kingdom of Dreams has three distinct entertainment zones – Culture Gully, Nautanki Mahal, and Showshaa Theatre- each offering a unique proposition. ·

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Culture Gully, a unique Indian boulevard of exotic food, art and culture.
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Nautanki Mahal, India’s first dynamic state of the art 4D theatre designed and conceptualized to offer breath-taking & magical experiences.
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Showshaa Theatre will present a kaleidoscope of fabulous colorful drama marquee spotlighting ancient Indian Epics and Mythology, mock wedding shows and the great Indian talent circus.
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Entertainment has never been quite the same since Kingdom of Dreams has thrown open its gates to a magical and mystical arena.

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Yogurberry offers Couples Delight this Valentine’s Day on February 14, 2014

This Valentine’s Week,  Frozen Yogurt Major Yogurberry is all set to join the ‘fever of love’ by giving an amazing offer to couples. Now you and your beloved can tune in with amazing flavors of Mix In’s at Yogurberry for a better price. May it be Strawberry and Cheesecake or Cookies and Nuts or Oreo and Brownie, these amazing flavors can drive you and your beloved crazy because Yogurberry is offering twin Mix In for Rs 299 all inclusive from 10 February 2014 to 14 February 2014, according to a company statement.
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Yogurberry frozen yogurt is a delight for all especially for those looking for a low fat treat and is excellent for digestion. Yogurberry outlet in Delhi NCR will offer  a variety of toppings toppings, special mix ins, smoothies Parfaits’ along with the choicest of flavors and tastes to be liked by all.
“ With Valentine’s Day around, we are trying to make it special for everyone. At Yogurberry, we are celebrating the togetherness by offering a twin mix in combo at a special price”, said Ameer Husain, Head Raasha Leisure and entertainment, Yogurberry’s franchise partners for North & East India. Yogurberry regularly announces unbelievable deals to suit every pocket, making it available to every health conscious choice.
“Yogurberry is a delight for those looking for a low fat treat  the Yogurberry outlet will offer  a variety of toppings, special mix ins, smoothies Parfaits’ along with the choicest of flavors and tastes to be liked by all” Husain added.
With a Range of 36-40 exciting toppings and syrups the Yogurberry Mix-In’s are available in multiple variants, which include combinations like Strawberry & Cheesecake, Honey and Pistachio, Yogurberry, Strawberry and Banana, Cookies and Nuts, Oreo and Brownies, Oreo and Banana and Special Nut Mix.  Yogurberry in NCR is available at at Greater Kailash 1, Gurgaon and Noida.  Based in South Korea, Yogurberry was introduced in India in 2011 by Synergy Holdings, the brand’s master franchisee for India, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. It has appointed Raasha Leisure and Entertainment as the area franchisee for Northern and Eastern region of India. The Frozen Yogurt Major plans to open over 100 outlets across the country over the next five years. Established in 2004, Yogurberry is present in 17 countries such as USA, China, Brazil, UAE, Kuwait, Panama, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, and Paraguay, Bolivia, Australia, Colombia, India etc. For further details please visit yogurberry.com

Sparkling Hues Delhi offers Pink Gemstones for Valentine’s Day Gifting on February 14, 2014

Sparkle in PINK this Valentine’s Day- Get 10% off on every your favourite gemstones!It has always been a tradition of wearing red on Valentine’s Day as the colour is said to signify love. However, let us break this trend and look at the closer shade of red, PINK. Every woman is delicate and to think of gifting her something precious just like she is, could be nothing else but a piece of her favorite coloured gem. Now with a ten percent off on all gemstones at Sparkling Hues, it can help in adding a bigger smile on the face of your loved one. Much more than a simple gift, it surely is the best way to express love, thoughtfulness and commitment, says a concept note issued by the company.
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Pick from a range of pink shaded gemstones from Sparkling Hues that could be a unique gifting option to make the day perfect for your Valentine. A white stone is precious in itself, however, a pink coloured one is surely a rare kind and much more than being precious. Make her feel like a princess by gifting her something unique.
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Sparkling Hues has some very fascinating styles in pink gemstones- Pink Tourmaline, Rubelite Tourmaline, Pink Opal, Rhodolite Garnet, Rose Quartz or Pink Amethyst. Offering exclusive cut and design, these rings are available in two shapes- Jelly bean (or Sugar Crush) and Faceted. These gemstones are fabricated in yellow gold, white gold and rose gold, and crafted using the finest materials and vivid pink colored natural gemstones. Most of these rings are accented with sparkling white diamonds to give it a perfect look and make them a full package of beauty. Price range: Rs 30,000 onwards. Special Valentine’s day offer: 10 % Off on every purchase. Availability: Sparkling Hues store, Saket, Delhi.

Madame inspires the fashion lovers to try colours other than red or pink this Valentine’s day on February 14, 2014

Whether you’re out celebrating with friends or having a romantic dinner with your special one, Valentine’s Day is just another excuse to dress up and look great! Madame inspires the fashion lovers to try colours other than red or pink this Valentine’s day, because ultimately dressing right is more important.
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Madame’s exciting range of party dresses come in interesting patterns and colours like electric blue for women who want to look bold yet elegant, red with a touch of gold or a simple black dress, the colour of all seasons. These dresses come with a perfect fit to look your best when you go out with your Valentine.
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Pick the simple and romantic sweetheart neckline dress, a lace blended dress which adds more feminity, a cute dress of net and chiffon to add sensuality or a simple knee length net sleeved dress. Accessorise the whole look with metal studded purse and ballerinas and you are ready for a perfect evening! Availability: All Madame stores. Website: madameonline.com.

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